In the Chronicle over the past couple of months I have read a couple of articles about the history of local railways, especially in Eddie Menday's Looking Back column, which I found most interesting. I thought that some readers may be interested in the following.
Over the past 18 years the first mainline steam locomotive to be built in England for 50 years has recently been completed and is now out on the main line working Enthusiast tours.
There has been much written about this new steam engine, called Tornado, in the national press.
On Saturday, February 14, Feltham will see four steam-hauled trains pass through and for anyone wishing to see them, they are at the following times: 10.21 Hounslow; 10.24 Feltham; 15.18 Feltham; 15.25 Hounslow; 19.51 Hounslow; 19.57 Feltham.
These are all the new locomotive, Tornado No 60163.
Also, on February 14 is an Orient Express lunch train hauled by Merchant Navy Class Loco 35028 Clan Line, due at 13.22 Hounslow and 13.27 Feltham.
I hope anyone interested in steam or railways finds this information useful.
Incidentally, all steam trains to pass through the borough can be found on www.uksteam.info
DAVID O'BRIEN Shaftesbury Avenue, Feltham.